Michael Browne

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From left: Dr Thomas Morris, archbishop of Cashel, president Éamon de Valera, Cardinal John D’Alton and taoiseach Seán Lemass at Dr Morris’s consecration at Thurles Cathedral in February 1960. Photograph: Gordon Standing

Seán Lemass may have lived during a time when the Catholic Church was dominant in Irish society, but, nevertheless, he always believed there was a str(...)

Michael Brown: ‘You never switch off in this job but I love it’

The “Big Fella” peeps over Mick Browne’s shoulder – he has his back. Standing tall, the statuette of Michael Collins rests on a table behind the desk (...)

Siptu’s organiser for the agriculture, ingredients, food and drink sector Michael Browne said  many of the union’s members working at other meat-processing facilities had been told they would be paid as normal for downtime during Storm Emma. File photograph: Getty Images

One of the leading meat-processing companies in the Republic has forced employees to sacrifice two days of annual leave because it was unable to open (...)

Historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Tuam baby scandal has been described as Ireland’s “dirty little secret’’ by Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell. He told the Seanad on Tuesday (...)

 Cardinal Desmond Connell  had no truck with what he considered unqualified people speaking about religion. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In his marvellously acerbic memoir Against The Tide, published in 1986, former minister for health Dr Noël Browne describes an encounter with the Cath(...)

  Browne at his home in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Thirty years ago, the autobiography of a complex and controversial Irish politician was published – to acclaim in some quarters and horror in others. (...)

Former Ulster winger Simon Danielli. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A retired Ulster and Scottish rugby international has been accused of assaulting his wife. On Tuesday, at Newtownards Magistrates Court, 37-year-old (...)

Delegates at the ASTI conference in Cork yesterday. It heard that teachers who entered the profession after early 2011 faced pay gaps of 20 per cent. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

Secondary school teachers have overwhelmingly supported a vote for industrial action on different pay scales which they say are undermining the profes(...)

Galway captain David Collins leaves the field after his side’s last gasp win over Clare in the Allianz League. (Photograph: INPHO/Mike Shaughnessy)

Galway 2-15 Clare 1-17A last gasp winner, a bit of a row over a dry ball being slipped in for the crucial free and a tight struggle between neighbours(...)

Gardaí are investigating the death of a pedestrian on the N11 near Bray, Co Wicklow at about 7.40pm last night.

Gardaí are investigating the death of a pedestrian on the N11 near Bray, Co Wicklow at about 7.40pm last night. A man believed to be a(...)

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